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Boy! What a Girl! (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 7 April 1947 (USA)
A couple of theatrical producers try to get backing for their musical show.

Director:

Arthur H. Leonard
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim Moore Tim Moore ... Bumpsie
Elwood Smith Elwood Smith ... Jim Walton
Duke Williams Duke Williams ... Harry Diggs
Alan Jackson Alan Jackson ... Mr. Cummings
Sheila Guyse ... Francine Cummings
Betti Mays Betti Mays ... Cristola Cummings
Sybil Lewis Sybil Lewis ... Mme. Deborah Martin
Warren Patterson Warren Patterson ... Donaldson (the landlord)
Slam Stewart Slam Stewart ... Slam (as Slam Stewart Trio)
Deek Watson Deek Watson ... Self (as Deek Watson and the Brown Dots)
Sidney Catlett ... Self (as Big Sid Catlett)
Ann Cornell ... Self
Gene Krupa ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sid Catlett Band Sid Catlett Band ... Themselves
International Jitterbugs International Jitterbugs ... Themselves (as Harlemaniacs)
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Storyline

Two small-time (aspiring to be big-time) producers are trying to convince a Chicago businessman to finance half of their show, while the other half is to be financed by a mysterious Mme. Deborah. But when Madame Deborah is not on hand to meet the money-man from Chicago, an ex-prizefighter is dressed to pose as her. Music and dancing provided by Deek Watson and His Brown Dots, 'Big' Sid Catlett and his band, and Ann Cornell and the International Jitterbugs. Drummer Gene Krupa has a drumming cameo. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Oh Boy! Whata Picture!! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved
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Trivia

When Sid Catlett thanks Gene Krupa for sitting in, Krupa breaks the fourth wall by replying that he expects Catlett to return the favor and appear in one of HIS pictures. (Though in fact this was the only film they did together.) See more »

Quotes

Mr. Cummings: I'm also interested in the Opera.
Bumpsie: You call it Opera, I call it burlesque.
Mr. Cummings: There's nothing burlesque about the Opera I've seen.
Bumpsie: Then, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
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Soundtracks

Slamboree
Music by Slam Stewart
Performed by the Slam Stewart Trio
(over the titles and first scenes)
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Interesting View
13 June 2014 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

Made when movie theatres were still segregated and black only movies were made.

It's an interesting look a the culture.

And it's great to see a movie where the black people don't all talk ghetto.

There isn't a strong story.

It basically is strung along with some musical performances.

But it's an interesting watch.

The Plot

Two small-time (aspiring to be big-time) producers are trying to convince a Chicago businessman to finance half of their show, while the other half is to be financed by a mysterious Mme. Deborah.

But when Madame Deborah is not on hand to meet the money-man from Chicago, an ex-prizefighter is dressed to pose as her.

Music and dancing provided by Deek Watson and His Brown Dots, 'Big' Sid Catlett and his band, and Ann Cornell and the International Jitterbugs. Drummer Gene Krupa has a drumming cameo.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1947 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Herald Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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